New Hampshire weekend details and photos

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New Hampshire weekend details and photos

Postby abby » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:10 pm

I had a wonderful weekend. We changed our plans because of the weather. Instead of heading up on Fri night, we went up at 6 am Sat. morning. We took Rte 93. The foliage in Northern MA was surprisinlgy very nice. I'd say it was around 40-50% along the highway with some real nice colors showing. We stopped at the Tilton Diner for breakfast. The colors in Southern and middle NH were great. I'd say at least 50+%. Again, looks real good.....lots of reds, yellows, oranges......much more vibrant than the past few years. After breakfast, got back on Rte 93. Colors in Franconia Notch were fantastic. I'd say probably 75-85% there. We got off at exit (36? I think) Rte 3. We followed Rte 3 North all the way up to Rte 26. We stopped along Rte 3 south of Lancaster a bit North of Carrol NH and took a few photos along the side of the road. Great colors and some fog. They are the first few photos you will see in my album. Drove up to Dixville Notch from there. Fantastic colors there....it was peak.....and it was vibrant. We spent a lot of time wandering around up there. Took our sweatshirts off......was very mild and humid outside. I took lots of photos there. They are the next set of photos in my album. Hit the road after that and went up to Rte 3 Pittsburg NH. Again, I would say peak conditions up there. Only problem was we were running out of time. We stopped at First Connecticut Lake (photos not in my album yet). We went to Moose Pond. It was beyond belief. Incredible colors.........just incredible!!!!!!! They are the last photos in my album.

We left Moose Pond/Pittsburg NH around 5 pm. We drove south Rte 3.....gorgeous colors the whole way. We eventually turned onto Grandby Road (we were finally in Vermont) about 20-25 minutes before sunset. Gorgeous colors on that road. Could not stop for photos because it was so late but pretty near peak there. Just gorgeous. We arrived at The Pub Outback in E Burke around 7:15 pm......had drinks and dinner. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day. We arrived at our house in Barton about 9:15 pm.

It never rained once all day. In fact, we didn't have any rain Sunday in Vermot either.

Here is my picasa site. You can check out some of the photos from Saturday's NH trip on the NH album. I have lots more photos to go through and I will post more on that album, so if interested, check back to view it tomorrow night. I will have more photos up then. I also will make a photo album from Sunday in Vermont.

www.picasaweb.google.com/smithcar57

I honestly didn't do much to these photos. I did some minor curves adjustments in CS3, but that's about it.These are the true colors. It was one of the best foliage displays I have ever seen.

Carol (abby)


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Postby ctyanky » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:21 pm

Abby: Absolutely the most outstanding photos I have seen in years. I went through them twice already! I can't believe these colors! These pictures made my heart sing! :D

My favorite? The larger picture of the Dutch Belts in front of the blazing red trees. I'd buy that print in a heart beat!

You did a stupendous job and your weekend sounded quite successful and glad you didn't have rain! Looking forward to more shots tomorrow!

KUDOS to you!!!!!! :D

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Postby lirwin13 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:23 pm

Great photos, Carol! Looks like the colors are great this year. I was planning to do the N. Conway area on Saturday for the day, but decided against it due to the weather forecast. I'll be up in the NEK next weekend and will check out some of the locations you suggested in a previous post. Unfortunately, there was "no room at the inns" in VT, so I'll be staying over in Lincoln, NH, but am hoping to make a wide loop up through northern VT and down through Stowe/Waterbury/Peacham back to NH on Saturday. Your pictures make me excited for the beautiful fall color (there is hardly any color here on the North Shore yet). Thanks for sharing!

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Postby pwt54 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:23 pm

As you can see I stayed close to home so I could help out folks coming next week. I really had a hard time staying away from Pittsburg when I got to Barton. I can't believe how good the colors are this year.

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Postby abby » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:21 pm

pwt54 wrote:As you can see I stayed close to home so I could help out folks coming next week. I really had a hard time staying away from Pittsburg when I got to Barton. I can't believe how good the colors are this year.


PWT:
Had I known you were in the neighborhood, I would have loved to have served you breakfast this morning!! I served bacon, eggs, pancakes with REAL maple syrup (of course) , cinnamon buns, coffee, and juice. It was all yummy and would have loved to have treated you to breakfast. You drove right by my house!!!!!!

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Postby abby » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:27 pm

lirwin13 wrote:Great photos, Carol! Looks like the colors are great this year. I was planning to do the N. Conway area on Saturday for the day, but decided against it due to the weather forecast. I'll be up in the NEK next weekend and will check out some of the locations you suggested in a previous post. Unfortunately, there was "no room at the inns" in VT, so I'll be staying over in Lincoln, NH, but am hoping to make a wide loop up through northern VT and down through Stowe/Waterbury/Peacham back to NH on Saturday. Your pictures make me excited for the beautiful fall color (there is hardly any color here on the North Shore yet). Thanks for sharing!


Hi Laura,
It's too bad the weather forecast prevented you from coming up this weekend......but I can totally understand why it did. We were so blessed.......it didn't rain one drop......it was warm, cloudy but some peaks of the sun poked through........we even saw a sunset. The weather was perfect for photographs. It helped the colors to pop......but let me tell you, they didn't need any help. They are so bright and intense. It is just gorgeous!!!!!

Your loop for next Saturday sounds wonderful!!!!!! Have a great time!!!! :)

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Postby abby » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:35 pm

ctyanky wrote:Abby: Absolutely the most outstanding photos I have seen in years. I went through them twice already! I can't believe these colors! These pictures made my heart sing! :D

My favorite? The larger picture of the Dutch Belts in front of the blazing red trees. I'd buy that print in a heart beat!

You did a stupendous job and your weekend sounded quite successful and glad you didn't have rain! Looking forward to more shots tomorrow!

KUDOS to you!!!!!! :D


Thanks so much CT!!!!! You are my biggest cheerleader and thanks for all the support you've given me the past few years with my photos!!!!!!!!

Your favorite photo with the cows.......I need to tell you about that one. Those trees were actually that color. That photo was taken on Rte 145 on the way to Pittsburg NH. I saw the farm and cows and asked my husband to pull over. My friend Patrick and I got out to take some photos. Those trees were the most intense red I have ever seen in my life. Patrick mentioned to me that he felt like he had a polarizing filter over his eyes. He said he never thought those colors were possible to be seen with the naked eye. It was almost unreal. I'll never forget it.

Stay tuned for more photos tomorrow night/Wed. I am working tomorrow, but after that I am on vacation for the next 8 days. Will be leaving to head back to VT at 5 am Thursday morning. I want to get these photos all done before I head back up for round two.

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Postby pwt54 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:42 pm

Stowe should be good next weekend. It's what I call early peak. The area between route US 2 and south toward Peacham might just past peak but still colorful. Peacham/Barnet is early and should be ready next weekend.

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Postby wentworth » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:15 am

I'm sorry abby, I can't bring up your pictures for the close-ups--every time I try, my puter shuts off lol--but from what I can see,they look great!-- thanks for the excellent report--New Hampshire sounds like its having a fantastic year--we'll be driving over there as much as we can

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Postby ctyanky » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:47 am

Abby: I'll look forward to more pictures before you head out on your long journey. Do I need to brace myself for more shocking color? I knew this season was going to be spectacular! I could feel it weeks ago! And it is evident in your photos. It is amazing to see the brilliancy in the pictures but to see it with the naked eye must have been heart pounding!

You must be very excited to get to Barton Thursday and I see a nice stretch of good weather is coming our way after the rains mid-week! We had a monsoon come through late evening in central CT and there was a lot of flooding! I've had enough!

See you on Saturday at the gondola! I can't wait to see you in person!

P.S. I'm really not your cheerleader, your photos are stellar and speak for themselves! :D

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Postby wentworth » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:58 am

ahhh ct, I don't want "nice weather" lol I want "Cloudy but no rain weather", that's when the colors look the most stunning--bright sun in the mid day really mute the colors---anyway, can't wait to hear abby's Vermont report tomorrow night--Her NH report was so great, Patti and I wish we were up there RIght Now!! instead of Sat :)

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Postby Andy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:32 am

Some nice shots, there, Carol. Colors look nice and saturated and brilliant this year. And I am heading out West!!!! Never did have a good sense of direction :(
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Postby ctyanky » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:41 am

There's always next year Andy! :D

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Postby GIC » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:02 pm

My new motto is “Silence the weather man”. The weather reports are why I did not head up there. Was beginning to wonder Abby how it went. No rain LOL and I had you and your group on my mind the whole time, because it poured rain on me every day except Sunday.
It is obvious from your pics how the trip went.
Now I know where Oreo cookies come from.

Those are some very very nice foliage pictures and so are all the others.
Keep those pics rolling in.
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Postby ctyanky » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:03 pm

I guess we are all in agreement about Carol's awesome photos and I will be waiting for the new ones to appear, esp. Vermont photos! Hurry home from work Carol!!!! :D



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